Want one? Get one. COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Flin Flon and The Pas are now operating as walk-in clinics - no appointment necessary.
Provincial health officials announced the change in the May 7 Manitoba vaccine bulletin, announcing that appointments would no longer be taken for the two northern pop-up clinics.
In Flin Flon, the clinic is located at the Flin Flon Community Hall, while the clinic in The Pas' clinic is located at the Roy H. Johnston Arena. Both clinics offer doses of Moderna vaccine - as of May 7, the clinics are offering first dose appointments only.
The Flin Flon clinic is open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 13, 14, 20 and 21, while the clinic in The Pas will be open May 13, 14, 20 and 21 with the same hours.
As of May 7, eligibility requirements allow all people age 18 and over who live or work in the Northern Health Region (NHR) to receive their first shot. This includes Saskatchewan residents who work in northern Manitoba. This includes people who are pregnant, Community Living disABILITY Services clients, all health care workers, firefighters and police officers.
The Manitoba government estimates people may be able to begin booking second dose appointments starting May 22, with people with immunodeficiencies and prioritized health conditions likely able to book appointments first.
Doses of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine are available by appointment with participating pharmacies, including the Flin Flon Pharmasave. According to the provincial vaccine finder, appointments are available for the AstraZeneca shot through the pharmacy's MedMe page.